Collaborative Robots

ABB’s YuMi serves coffee at Smartech Selfridges

ABB’s YuMi serves coffee at Smartech Selfridges

The Selfridges store in London’s Oxford Street has long been known for showcasing the latest innovations. Throughout its 109-year history the famed department store has played host to a variety of new technologies including the Bleriot XI airplane, the first to cross the English Channel; the first ever public demonstration of a television set; and […]

By August 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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‘Brainy Skin’ with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

‘Brainy Skin’ with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

A robotic hand covered in ‘brainy skin’ that mimics the human sense of touch is being developed by scientists. University of Glasgow’s Professor Ravinder Dahiya has plans to develop ultra-flexible, synthetic Brainy Skin that ‘thinks for itself’. The super-flexible, hypersensitive skin may one day be used to make more responsive prosthetics for amputees, or to […]

By July 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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Sewtec opens new facilities, creates 40 jobs

Sewtec opens new facilities, creates 40 jobs

Dewsbury-based robotics specialist Sewtec has opened a new mechanical and software engineering design office in Wakefield, as part of ambitious growth plans which will see at least 40 highly skilled jobs created in the region. The new office at Silkwood Park, just off Junction 40 of the M1, will play a major role in enabling […]

By July 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ATG focuses on robotics expertise at PPMA

ATG focuses on robotics expertise at PPMA

Industrial automation control and power specialist, The Automated Technology Group, will highlight its expertise in special purpose machinery, robotics and simulation at this year’s PPMA Show. Part of the global engineering giant, Wood, The Automated Technology Group (ATG) will be promoting its end-to-end solutions on stand H20 at the exhibition, which takes place at Birmingham’s […]

By July 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Pilz presents safe and smart automation at PPMA

Pilz presents safe and smart automation at PPMA

Packaging-related processes require a high level of automation and flexibility to be efficient and profitable. With this in mind, Pilz will be exhibiting its Smart Factory at the 2018 PPMA Show, which demonstrates how its products can help users achieve intelligent networking and flexible production in your plant, whilst making sure you always have safety […]

By July 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

ABB has expanded its collaborative automation offering with the launch of a new single-arm YuMi robot. The IRB 14050 single-arm YuMi is ABB’s most agile and compact robot and is designed to easily fit into existing production lines to increase flexibility while working safely alongside people. The new collaborative robot is one of the first […]

By July 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Pilz introduces open, modular robot family

Pilz introduces open, modular robot family

The German industrial safety specialist Pilz has entered the robotics market with a portfolio of modular products including a six-axis robot arm, a control module incorporating drive technology, and an operator module. The products made their debut at the recent Automatica exhibition in Germany, where Pilz was also demonstrating a prototype two-arm robot. Pilz is […]

By July 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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